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Side effects of medication grossly underestimated

Researchers at the Stanford University of Medicine have created an algorithm which which identified additional drug side effects not on current labels.  This process has uncovered possibly thousands of additional side effects when using more than a combination of drugs.  This is in addition to the database maintained by the FDA which already lists close …

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Sleeping pills may pose higher death risk, cancer, heart disease

The British Journal of Medicine has recently published research stated that the regular use of sleeping pills may cause an increase in deaths due to cancer, heart disease, and other ailments.  The use of sleeping pills has expanded over 23% from 2006 to 2010 and generates $2 billion in yearly sales for the pharmaceutical  industry. …

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FDA links popular antidepressant with dangerous heart rhythym

Celexa is a class of antidepressant which is commonly used for depression.  The FDA is reporting that doses of greater than 40mg may trigger abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart.  Celexa has been labeled for use up to 60mg for certain patients even though studies have failed to show a benefit over …

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